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King Charles III: Borough's proclamation arrangements confirmed

09 September 2022
The proclamation of Elizabeth as Queen is read out in Stockton High Street in February 1952.

The proclamation of Elizabeth as Queen is read out in Stockton High Street in February 1952.

The proclamation of King Charles III's accession to the throne will take place outside Stockton Town Hall this Sunday (September 11), it has been confirmed.

The proclamation of a new monarch is an age-old ceremony last performed in February 1952 on the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II.

The short ceremony - which involves a reading of the proclamation - will follow a number of others taking place in London and across the country this weekend.

The National Proclamation of the Accession of a New Sovereign will be read from the balcony overlooking Friary Court at St James's Palace at 11am tomorrow.

This is the first public reading of the proclamation, before it is cascaded.

The proclamation will then be read out at locations around the country on Sunday, with members of the public invited to attend.

Proclamation for County Durham

The Durham proclamation will be read at 1pm on Sunday (September 11) in Durham Market Place.

Proclamation for North Yorkshire

The North Yorkshire proclamation will be read at 1pm on Sunday (September 11) at The Castle Museum in York.

Proclamation for Stockton-on-Tees Borough

The Stockton-on-Tees Borough proclamation will be read at 3pm on Sunday (September 11) outside Stockton Town Hall, Stockton High Street by the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ross Patterson. The Mayor will be accompanied by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham Michael Poole and Council Leader, Councillor Bob Cook.

Stockton High Street will be closed to all vehicles from 2pm to 3.45pm on Sunday.

Flags at Stockton's Municipal Buildings and Town Hall are currently lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect, following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

They will be raised to full mast during the period of the proclamations, before being returned to half-mast.

READ MORE: Flower laying areas and Books of Condolence arrangements following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

For details of the period of National Mourning and national events visit the Royal website and Government website.

You can also keep up to date by following the Council's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

IMAGE CREDIT: This photograph of the proclamation of Elizabeth as Queen in Stockton High Street in February 1952 is courtesy of Ian Black.